Sonja Gaudet named Canada's flag-bearer for Sochi Paralympic opening ceremony

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SOCHI, Russia - Wheelchair curler Sonja Gaudet has been named as Canada's flag-bearer for the opening ceremony of the Sochi Paralympic Games.

The 47-year-old Gaudet is the most decorated wheelchair curler in history, having won gold medals at both the 2006 and 2010 Paralympics

She also has three world championships to her name.

A native of North Vancouver, B.C., Gaudet will lead a Canadian contingent of 54 athletes into the Fisht Olympic Stadium on Friday night.

Canada made the podium 19 times at the Vancouver Paralympics and has set a goal of finishing top-three in gold medals in Sochi.

The Paralympics include wheelchair curling, sledge hockey, para-nordic skiing and biathlon, para-alpine skiing and para-snowboard.

Geographic location: Canada, SOCHI, Russia North Vancouver Fisht Olympic Stadium

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